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Troopers find 100 pounds of pot in South Dakota traffic stop

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two people are facing a variety of drug offenses after authorities found more than 100 pounds of marijuana and other drugs in their vehicle after a traffic stop in Minnehaha County.

The two are 33-year-old Elique Semaboye and 23-year-old Christian Alan Backhaus. They’re charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of more than 10 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and traffic violations.

Court documents show that troopers found 101 pounds of marijuana, 68 grams of hash oil and 10 grams of cocaine at a traffic stop last month. Documents did not say where the two were coming from, or where they were going.

Both suspects remain in custody. It wasn’t clear if they are being represented by attorneys.

AP-WF-03-04-19

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